Vespa 150 Sprint / Veloce

 

 

 

Make Model

Vespa  150 Sprint / Veloce

Year

1965 - 79

Production

121 068 units

Engine

Two stroke, single cylinder

Capacity

145.5 cc / 8.9 cub in
Bore x Stroke 57 x 57 mm
Compression 7.5:1 (Veloce 7.7:1)
Carburetor Dell'Orto SI 20/15D
Cooling Air cooled, forced

Fuel Mixture

1:50
Induction Rotary valve
Ignition Coil, CB point
Starting Kick start
Clutch Wet, multiplate

Max Power

5.7  kW / 7.7 hp @ 5000 rpm

Transmission 

4 Speed, grip-shift, constant mesh
Final Drive Direct drive
Frame Pressed sheet steel, streamlined monocoque structure

Front Suspension

Mono shock, trailing arm

Rear Suspension

Coil spring with damper

Front Brakes

125 mm drum

Rear Brakes

127 mm drum
Wheels Interchangeable with split rim

Front Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Rear Tyre

3.5 x 10"

Dimensions

Length:  1770 mm / 69.7 in

Width:      670 mm / 26.4 in

Wheelbase

1200 mm / 47.2 in

Seat Height

810 mm / 31.9 in

Dry Weight

89 kg / 196 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

7.7 L / 2.1 US gal

Reserve

1.4 L / 0.4 US gal

Consumption  average

2.8 L/100 km / 36 km/l / 84 US mpg

Top Speed

95 km/h / 59 mph

Acceleration: 0 - 75 km/h /

47 mph

917.5 sec.

Colours

Metallic Blue/Grey

Source

Wikipedia

 

The scooter came in two different versions. Early models, called the Vespa Sprint, were made until 1974. Later models, called the Vespa Sprint Veloce, were made from 1969 to 1976.

The big update with the Sprint Veloce was in the engine. The design was altered from the old two port design with the addition of a third transfer port on the top end. The compression ratio was again increased the Sprint's 7.5:1to 7.7:1.

Originally the model lacked turn signals. However, all Sprint Veloces imported to the U.S. after 1973 had turn signals fitted as standard equipment in order to satisfy American regulations.

The original Bajaj Chetaks, manufactured in India, and sold by the millions, were virtual clones of the Vespa Sprint. Because of this, virtually every body part can be bought new in the aftermarket even today.